Latest Trailer for a Sly Satire DEAR WHITE PEOPLE Goes Red-Band

The latest red band trailer for Dear White People appears to showcase the full bite of Justin Simien’s “ripped-from-the-headlines campus comedy.”

The new trailer also gives us some more flagrant uses of one word –the N-word — something that a black person and other races can say, but a white dude cannot.

A sloppy but often enlightening look at race relations and stereotypes at modern universities generated a lot of buzz at the Sundance Film Festival, and new trailer should definitely continue that.

Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle Gallner, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Marque Richardson and Dennis Haysbert, Dear White People hits theaters on October 17th this fall.

Let’s see how racial tension peaks when the Halloween party causes a rift between students.

Well it’s a fine movie and obviously timely, but it might be too provocative for its own good.

The unexpected election of activist Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) as head of a traditionally black residence hall sets up a college campus culture war that challenges conventional notions of what it means to be black. While Sam leverages her notoriety as host of the provocative and polarizing radio show “Dear White People” to try to prevent the college from diversifying Armstrong Parker House, outgoing head-of-house Troy Fairbanks (Brandon P. Bell), son of the university’s dean (Dennis Haysbert), defies his father’s lofty expectations by applying to join the staff of Pastiche, the college’s influential humor magazine. Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams), an Afro-sporting sci-fi geek, is recruited by the otherwise all-white student newspaper to go undercover and write about black culture—a subject he knows little about—while the aggressively assimilated Coco Conners (Teyonah Parris) tries to use the controversy on campus to carve out a career in reality TV.

But no one at Winchester University is prepared for Pastiche’s outrageous, ill-conceived annual Halloween party, with its “unleash your inner Negro” theme throwing oil on an already smoldering fire of resentment and misunderstanding. When the party descends into riotous mayhem, everyone must choose a side.

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